Had you told me in the 3rd Grade when I first began playing soccer, that I would have the potential to become a college athlete, I would have never believed it. I stuck with soccer not only because it’s shown me a talent, but it's taught me lessons and brought me places I never expected. The more I trained, the more serious I became and began to fall more in love with the game. This beautiful game has taught me great leadership skills that I've been able to use outside of soccer. I learned to be a team player and encourage others to strive for their best. I believe this is a very important trait all players should have, but not all are able to pursue. But to speak for myself I know I can provide my team with leadership, motivation, a positive attitude, and giving maximum effort both on and off the field. Becoming a ref about a year ago, it's helped to boost my soccer IQ and understanding of the rules of soccer, it's also helped me to be more patient and increased my respect for officials. In 2016, my club team won the South Carolina State Cup where we went on to regionals in College Station Texas. In 2017 & 2018, I tried out for ODP and made the First Team, as well as traveled to the Region Camp in Montevallo, Alabama both years. The last three years of high school I started every game on Varsity and was the top scorer both freshman and sophomore year(21 goals) and worked to playoffs both years, going as far as the Elite 8 freshman year. In 2019, I was named Best Athlete in the CSRA among other great athletes, named on First Team All-Region, and offensive player of the year. I have worked my way up from each league of club soccer up to the SCCL, playing in WAGS and at IMG. All while maintaining a 3.8 GPA, AP classes, National Honors Society, Beta Club, HOSA, and volunteer events. Though I'm not 100% on what my major will be, I know I want to excel in my classes in order to pursue a career I will enjoy and benefit others. I want to be the player both my coaches and teammates can count on, and inspire the players after me to do the same.